nment develops and produces certain of its content and also acquires and licenses various titles from third parties. Certain of the titles produced or acquired by Anchor Bay Entertainment air on Starz Networks’ Starz and Encore networks. Anchor Bay Entertainment also distributes other titles acquired or produced by the company, including the Starz Networks’ original programming content and Weinstein’s titles. These titles are sold to and distributed by regional and national retailers and other distributors. The company’s Digital Media business unit is a distributor of digital and on-demand content for its owned content and content for which the company has licensed the non-pay television ancillary rights in the U.S. and throughout the world to the extent the company has rights to such content in international territories. Digital Media also distributes Starz Networks’ original programming content and Weinstein’s titles. The company’s Worldwide Distribution business unit is a global distributor of movies, television series, documentaries, children’s programming and other video content. Worldwide Distribution also distributes Starz Networks’ original programming content. Content: Starz Distribution develops and produces certain of its content and also acquires and licenses various titles from third parties. Starz Distribution also distributes Starz Networks’ original programming content and Weinstein’s titles. Anchor Bay Entertainment has outsourced substantially all of its home video fulfillment services, including DVD manufacturing and distribution, to Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC (Fox). In 2011, Anchor Bay Entertainment entered into a five-year license agreement with Weinstein for the distribution, by its Home Video and Digital Media business units, of certain of Weinstein’s theatrical releases. Competition: Starz Distribution competes to sell content against all of the major Hollywood studios, including Disney, Paramount, Sony, Twentieth Century Fox, Universal and Warner Bros., as well as smaller studios, such as Lionsgate. Starz Distribution also competes with independent distributors which are not affiliated with a Hollywood studio, such as Cinedigm Corp., Entertainment One, Gaiam Media, Magnolia Pictures and RLJ Entertainment. STARZ ANIMATION The Starz Animation segment, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Film Roman, LLC, develops and produces two-dimensional animated content on a for-hire basis for distribution theatrically and on television for various third party entertainment companies. Strategy The company’s strategy is based on the following strategic objectives: expanding its slate of original programming; deepening relationships with core network distributors; optimizing existing and emerging distribution opportunities; and establishing Starz as a leading premium content brand.
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